I picked up the challenge package in its plain brown wrapper from Satin Moon.
Everyone gets a fat quarter of a different solid fabric.
Mine is the top custardy yellow here:
How frustrating that this does not at all do justice to the colour.
The rules are simple but a bit fiendish in that we are only allowed to use solid colour fabrics on the top of the quilt, no tone on tone, no batik, no prints.
I have an idea of what I’m going to do and in fact was back at the store a couple of hours later because although I believe in busting stash and using what I have, I’m not going to sacrifice my art because I refuse to go shopping.
In this photo the yellow challenge fabric is on the lower right with the fat quarter I bought this afternoon folded up on top of it. The yellow is closer to real life and the neutral fabric has somehow picked up a blue gray slate tinge (perhaps from the iPhone flash?) that doesn’t do it justice. Really it’s a deep beige. I had quickly auditioned promising solids by bringing them to the store and trying several neutrals that I thought might do.
Now, I have no clue whether this will work or not, but click here to see these colours thanks to the wonders of Kuler.
The yellow and light brown on the left of this colour scheme look close to these two solid fabrics.
Now, off you go to play on Kuler! You know you want to ….
I love that staff at Satin Moon are so caring and supportive and will cut fat quarters of fabric upon request! This is only the first or second time I’ve ever requested them to do this for me.
The quilt has to be ready by mid-October and the winner will be by viewers’ choice, awarded in mid-November. After which I will reveal my process posts, which will stay as drafts until that time.